Our Civil War series continues with the hero of Little Round Top – well, certainly one of the heroes – Brevet Major-General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.

Many of us know about the heroics of the 20th Maine at Gettysburg. But what about the injury that nearly killed him during the Siege of Petersburg? His tenure as governor? His troubled marriage?

Learn all about the life and legacy of Chamberlain from the experts at James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

By the way, Chamberlain was a prolific author in his own right, and you can borrow his Passing of the Armies from our library. You can also borrow The Killer Angels, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that renewed Chamberlain’s celebrity and inspired Gettysburg.

Our Civil War series continues at noon on Wednesday, March 13, at our Main Branch. We’ll learn about Cleveland’s Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Monument. As always, the talk is free and open to all.

By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety, including: